The City of Holdfast Bay Draft 2011/12 Annual Business Plan is ready for consultation with the public and it holds a number of exciting projects that will improve both the quality and scope of life at Holdfast Bay.
The sustainable, balanced budget reflects an increase of six per cent – which translates to $70 per year or less than $1.40 per week for the average household.
It will deliver projects like the completion of the new King St. Bridge with a projected 100 year life, and the construction of the final two stages of the Alwyndor Aged Care redevelopment project. Together with Stage 1 of the redevelopment this brings the total investment in the project to $19.6 m with one hundred percent of the project’s cost funded by Alwyndor and at no cost to Council.
CEO of the City of Holdfast Bay Justin Lynch said that the projects will consolidate the City’s existing assets and promote its unique quality of life.
“Council has achieved an affordable budget that reflects fiscal responsibility and yet still achieves an exciting array of community projects. We’ve adopted a moderate rate rise with low borrowings which helps Council to maintain its significant asset base,” he said.
“The projects – whether new or maintenance based – offer a good spread of benefits for our whole community, and Council has undertaken them only after much consultation with our residents and businesses,” said Mr Lynch.
Copies of the draft plan will be available online at www.holdfast.sa.gov.au, at the Civic Centre, 24 Jetty Road Brighton and at the Brighton and Glenelg Libraries, and there are a number of ways you can respond:
In person: Make a representation to the Council at its meeting on 14 June at 7pm, Glenelg Town Hall, Moseley Square Glenelg. To attend call Council on 8229 9999 prior to Friday 10 June 2011.
In writing: Address your letter to Chris Kavanagh, Corporate Planner, City of Holdfast Bay, PO Box 19 Brighton 5048.
By phoning: Call Chris Kavanagh, Corporate Planner on 8229 9868.
Online: Visit www.holdfast.sa.gov.au and leave your comments or questions – questions will be responded to within 24 hours.
Email: Please put ‘Annual Business Plan’ in the subject line and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please respond by 31 May 2011.